Archive (Reagan Library)

Cold War: Thatcher letter to Reagan (Commonwealth & Grenada) [summary declassified 2000]

Document type: Declassified documents
Venue: 10 Downing Street
Source: Reagan Library: NSA Head of State File (Box 35)
Editorial comments: MT's original letter to 30 Nov 1983 remains classified.
Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 146 words
Themes: Commonwealth (general), Foreign policy (Americas excluding USA), Foreign policy (development, aid, etc), Foreign policy (USA), MT contacts with Ronald Reagan

Declassified F96-107#248
By SMF, NARA, Date 3/28/00

National Security Council

Memorandum for Robert C. McFarlane
From: Peter R. Sommer
Reply to Mrs. Thatcher on New Delhi Commonwealth Communique

Mrs. Thatcher wrote the President at the end of November (Tab B) both to give him background on the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in New Delhi and to explain the Conference’s Communiqué.

Our recommended reply (Tab A), which is based on a State draft, expresses understanding for the Communiqué’s language. Speechwriters have cleared the text. A memorandum to the President is at Tab I.

That you sign the memorandum at Tab I forwarding for the President’s signature a reply to Mrs. Thatcher.

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